Vansbro Halvsim 1,5 km

Friday 6 July 2018

”Half Swim”

Start Time

First start wave will be released at 12:00 and are continuously released every 10 minutes up until 13:40.

About the race

Vansbro Halvsim is 1,5 km, and swum in rivers Vanån and Västerdalälven. The first 500 meters is swum with co-current flow and the last 1k is against the current.  Start Waves Start waves are divided in non-elite competition and elite competition. Start wave 1 is included in the elite competition and the non-elite competition starts from start wave 2. Seeding applies to the first two start waves. Participants may seed for start waves 1-2. We have automatic seeding from our own races, for three years back in time, but swimmers may also report participation from other similar races to Vansbro Tjejsim (1k), in order to be placed in a suitable start wave in relation to swimming ability.

Vansbro Halvsim was introduced in 2007. The fastest winning time is held by Swedish Open Water swimmer Anton Björck-Teuscher, (Simklubben S02) with time 16.28 minutes. The crowd may follow the swimmers from the boardwalk the last kilometer. Vansbro Halvsim is a part of Halvklassikern (The Half Classic).

 Race Walktrough


The maximum number of participants are 1800 participants. The online entry is open from 1 October, 2017 until 8 July (if the event is not sold out before). We use a pricing model, which means that an early entry costs less. Important dates for the entry fee are 31 October 2017, 30 April 2018. From May 1, late entry applies.

Entry online

The entry fee includes

Medals for all who finish the event, clothing-bag service, hot drinks are served at the finish area, heating tent at the finish area, showers at the finish area, meal ticket, results on the website and My Pages, diploma with name and time (frame to the diploma can be purchased on site).

Learn more

 How to enter online  Race walkthrough  Start waves  Seeding   Entry fees  Results  Rules of competition

Vansbro Halvsim in short

  • All swimmers who go through with the race receive a medal, Bronze medal, race 1-9, Gold medal, from race 10.
  • Award Ceremony for top-three-swimmers
  • Warm and cold drinks are served in the finish area
  • Heating-tents when needed are located directly to the finish area
  • Showers in connection to the finish area
  • Food is served after the race – remember to bring your ticket from the participant packet
  • Results are available on our website
  • Collect your diploma in connection to the Race Office
  • Age limit is from the year the swimmer turns 10
  • Vansbro Halvsim is a part of Halvklassikern/A Half-Classic